Prospective Surveillance of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease, Fiji, 2005–2007

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Title Prospective Surveillance of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease, Fiji, 2005–2007
Author Steer, Andrew C.; Jenney, Adam; Kado, Joseph; Good, Michael Francis; Batzloff, Michael; Waqatakirewa, Lepani; Mullholland, E. Kim; Carapetis, Jonathan R.
Journal Name Emerging Infectious Diseases
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Abstract We undertook a prospective active surveillance study of invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) disease in Fiji over a 23-month period, 2005–2007. We identified 64 cases of invasive GAS disease, which represents an average annualized all-ages incidence of 9.9 cases/100,000 population per year (95% confidence interval [CI] 7.6–12.6). Rates were highest in those >65 years of age and in those <5 years, particularly in infants, for whom the incidence was 44.9/100,000 (95% CI 18.1–92.5). The case-fatality rate was 32% and was associated with increasing age and underlying coexisting disease, including diabetes and renal disease. Fifty-five of the GAS isolates underwent emm sequence typing; the types were highly diverse, with 38 different emm subtypes and no particular dominant type. Our data support the view that invasive GAS disease is common in developing countries and deserves increased public health attention.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1502.080558
Volume 15
Issue Number 2
Page from 216
Page to 222
ISSN 1080-6040
Date Accessioned 2011-07-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Glycomics
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Biological Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/39927
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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